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Potamogeton pusillus L.
Small pondweed

Family: Potamogetonaceae

Group: Monocot

Substrate: Freshwater Aquatic

Habit: Herb

Perennation: Perennial

Native Range: Widespread in North America, Mexico, Central America and South America.

Map of select IRC data for peninsular Florida

IRC SOUTH FLORIDA Status: Critically Imperiled

SOUTH FLORIDA Occurrence: Present

SOUTH FLORIDA Native Status: Native

South Florida History and Distribution: Ranked as critically imperiled in Rare Plants of South Florida (Gann et al. 2002; pp 204-205) based on one occurrence in Lake Okeechobee in Palm Beach County. No new records are known, and this is assumed extant.

SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status: Cultivated

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Other data on Potamogeton pusillus available from :

Potamogeton pusillus has been found in the following conservation area :
Occurrence Native Status
Lake Okeechobee Marshes Present Native

Potamogeton pusillus has been found in the following 3 counties :
Occurrence Native Status
Charlotte County Presumed Extirpated Presumed Extirpated
Martin County Native
Palm Beach County Native

Potamogeton pusillus has been found in the following 3 habitats :
Blackwater Stream
Disturbed Wetland
River Floodplain Lake